Albert French (banjo) with son, Bob (drums). Courtesy of Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

Albert French (banjo) with son, Bob (drums). Courtesy of Hogan Jazz Archive, Tulane University.

French was born November 16, 1910 and died September 28, 1977. Performed with Papa Celestin throughout his career. (See Al Rose and Edmond Souchon, New Orleans Jazz: A Family Album, p. 45)